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From the creators of The Ferryman and Jerusalem, this new play is a must-see.
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About The Hills of California

Olivier Award-winner Jez Butterworth’s new play will premiere at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End directed by Sam Mendes. Book The Hills of California tickets on TodayTix.

Amidst the driest summer in two centuries in 1976, Blackpool's bustling beaches are a haven for holidaymakers, but for the Webb Sisters, a different journey unfolds. In the stifling backstreets, far from the joyous seaside scenes, they reunite on their way to their mother's neglected guest house for a final farewell.

Playwright Jez Butterworth and director Sam Mendes reunite to premiere this new play after their successful collaboration on the Tony and Olivier Award-winning play The Ferryman. The play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre and was the fastest-selling play in the venue’s history.

Butterworth and Mendes reunite once again to bring a much-anticipated new collaboration to the West End. Book The Hills of California on TodayTix.

Run time

3 hours (incl. interval)

Start date

January 27th, 2024

End date

June 15th, 2024

Categories

Plays, West End

Age

Recommended 16+. Includes themes of an adult and sensitive nature.

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Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging
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Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
89 / 100
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Great acting, Nostalgic, Evocative mood piece
86 / 100
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Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Exquisite
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Moving, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
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Production note
Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval.

The Hills of California cast and creative team

By: Jez Butterworth
Director: Sam Mendes
Choreography: Ellen Kane
Cast list: Laura Donnelly, Leanne Best, Ophelia Lovibond, Helena Wilson, Bryan Dick, Shaun Dooley, Corey Johnson, Richard Lumsden, Natasha Magigi, Nancy Allsop, Sophia Ally, Alfie Jackson, Lara McDonnell, Lucy Moran, Nicola Turner
Design: Rob Howell
Costumes: Rob Howell
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Sound: Nick Powell
Other info: Original music and arrangements by Nick Powell, music supervision and arrangements by Candida Caldicot

Venue

Harold Pinter Theatre

6 Panton Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4DN

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night bus numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

More information about The Hills of California

Butterworth is best known for his work Mojo and Jerusalem. Mojo opened at the Royal Court Theatre in 1995 and won the Olivier Award for Best Play. He also wrote and directed the film adaptation.

Mendes has directed critically acclaimed work, both on stage and on screen. He made his film directional debut with American Beauty in 1999. Mendes received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Director for his work on the film. He also went on to direct the James Bond movies Spectre and Skyfall, the latter of which became the 14th film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

What to watch for

  • Playwright Jez Butterworth has said in an interview that Harold Pinter greatly influenced his work. Now, for the first time, he will premiere a new play at the theatre named after his inspiration.
  • Sam Mendes co-founded Neal Street Productions, a film, television, and theatre production company, in 2003.
  • Mendes served as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse from 1990 to 2002. During this time, he oversaw the redesign of the theatre, which formally opened in 1992 with the London premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Hills of California about?

See Olivier Award-winner Jez Butterworth's new play at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Hills of California is set during a heatwave in 1976 and follows two sisters reuniting with their elderly mother far away from the bustling and joyous beaches of Blackpool for a final farewell.

What is the running time of The Hills of California?

The Hills of California runs for 3 hours (incl. interval).

Which theatre is The Hills of California at?

The Hills of California is at London's Harold Pinter Theatre.

How much are tickets for The Hills of California?

The Hills of California tickets start at £15.

What is the age recommendation for The Hills of California?

Recommended 16+. Includes themes of an adult and sensitive nature.

How do you get tickets for The Hills of California?

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